• 2012 Kia Rio

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  • 2012 Kia Rio

    #6 in 2012 Subcompact Cars

  • 2013 Kia Rio

    #5 in 2013 Subcompact Cars

  • 2014 Kia Rio

    #2 in 2014 Subcompact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $13,400
    • $14,700
    • $13,900
    • Avg. Paid
    • $6,062
    • $6,482
    • $8,074

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.2 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.9 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.6 /10
    • 9.7 /10
    • 9.6 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.9 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Great fuel economy
      • High-quality interior
      • Lots of available features
      • Composed ride
      • Upscale cabin
      • Ample cargo space in hatchback
      • Peppy and efficient
      • Good space for a subcompact car
      • Wealth of easy-to-use tech
      • Ample cargo space
    • Cons
      • Firm ride in SX trim
    •  

      • Less agile and fun to drive than rivals

       

      • Cheap materials in lower trims
      • Power windows and power locks are not standard

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 1.6L/97
    • Gas I4 1.6L/97
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97
    • MPG
    • 29 City / 37 Hwy
    • 28 City / 36 Hwy
    • 27 City / 37 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 101.2
    • 101.200
    • 101.2
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 171.9
    • 171.900
    • 171.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 67.7
    • 67.700
    • 67.7
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.3
    • 57.300
    • 57.3
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2403
    • 2403
    • 2410
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Power Door Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 88.4
    • 88.400
    • 88.4
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 40.0
    • 40.000
    • 40
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 43.8
    • 43.800
    • 43.8
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.1
    • 53.100
    • 53.1
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 52.1
    • 52.100
    • 52.1
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.6
    • 37.600
    • 37.6
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 31.1
    • 31.100
    • 31.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 52.1
    • 52.100
    • 52.1
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 51.2
    • 51.200
    • 51.2
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 13.7
    • 13.700
    • 13.7
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Hard Disk Drive
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement
    • 1.6L/97
    • 1.6L/97
    • 1.6 L/97
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 138 @ 6300
    • 138 @ 6300
    • 138 @ 6300
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 123 @ 4850
    • 123 @ 4850
    • 123 @ 4850
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 33.5
    • 34.500
    • 33.5
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 29
    • 28
    • 27
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 37
    • 36
    • 37
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 11.4
    • 11.400
    • 11.4
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Torsion Beam
    • Torsion Beam
    • Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Torsion Beam
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard

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